St. John the Baptist Catholic Church  


Church Address:  703 East Main Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896

Phone: (618) 932-2828

Fax: (618) 937-0200




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Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Rev. Eusebius Mbidoaka, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Thank you for your interest in St. John the Baptist Parish. We invite you to become involved with your faith life in our parish and continue your spiritual growth through the many resources offered here. St. John the Baptist Church offers weekday and Sunday Masses as well as Eucharistic Adoration. The parish has programs in education and pastoral ministry for children, youth and adults as well as a vibrant social ministry outreach. The programs and services of the parish continue to grow. St. John’s school provides an excellent education in an intentionally Catholic environment. Each new parishioner adds a richness to our faith community which allows us to reflect more fully the Body of Christ in today’s society.

Mass Times

Thursday - 5:30 P.M.

Friday - 8:15 A.M.

Saturday - 5:00 P.M.

Sunday - 10:00 A.M.

Eucharistic Adoration

Friday 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.


Thursday - 5:00 P.M.

Saturday- 4:20 P.M.

Parish Office

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

* RCIA News
During these days of Eastertide, please make an effort to introduce yourselves to our new members and help them feel welcome in the parish activities and organizations.
St. John the Baptist: James Loss
St. Aloysius-Sacred Heart: Ellis Claussen
St. Joseph: Kathy King and Lori Ann Tedeschi
A big thank you to Father Eusebius, Father Urban, the godparents and sponsors and the entire RCIA Team, for walking with these new members for the last 8 months!
Sister Laura Reynolds

* EDGE Youth Group
Mark your calendar for EDGE's end of the year lock-in on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. All youth attending must have a signed form. Contact Emma Tuthill at or 618-982-9204 for more information.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 6:00 P.M.
If you wish to purchase tickets or donate items, please contact Kelly McCord at or call 923-3557. Thank you!!

* Baptism Classes
The next Baptism classes will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017, and Monday, May 8, 2017, at 6:15 pm for anyone seeking the Sacrament of Baptism for their child. To register, please contact Emma Tuthill at 618-982-9204 or You must register for class to attend. In the event there are no registered parents, the class will be cancelled.

* Races For All Paces
Races for all Paces

* Special Marriage Mass
The Belleville Cathedral
Sunday, June 4, 2017
The Most Reverend Bishop K. Braxton, Officiant
This celebration mass will be held for all married couples celebrating a major milestone this year. These milestones will include: 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years and up. If you are interested in attending the mass, please contact the church office to register. Thank you.

* West Frankfort Columbian Club
Every Tuesday Night Bingo
7:00 pm
West Frankfort Columbian Hall

* Daughters of Isabella
Every Friday Night Bingo
6:30 pm
Herrin KC Hall

School News from the Principal

Here are some dates & times of some upcoming events:
Springtacular Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6 pm
Confirmation Thursday, May 4 6 pm
1st Communion Practice Saturday, May 6 - 10 am
1st Communion Sunday, May 7 10 am Mass
Spring Concert Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm
1st Communion Reception Thursday, May 11 at 6:30 pm
8th Grade Graduation Saturday, May 13 at 5:00 PM Mass
8th Grade Banquet Monday, May 15 - 6:00 pm
Kindergarten GraduationTuesday, May 16 - 6:00 pm
Last full day (1st-7th) Wednesday, May 17
Institute Day Thursday, May 18 (No student attendance)
The last day of school will be Friday, May 19. We will have a prayer service at the church at 8:15 am. We will then dismiss the students back to the classrooms to get their report cards and then go to the park for the End-of-Year picnic.

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Founded 1916 - A parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville, Illinois.